The organisers of the Paris Dive Show—Salon de la Plongée—have announced the event is to be postponed because of the COVID-19 crisis.
The news comes hot on the heels that boot Düsseldorf is cancelled until January 2023.
The team behind Salon de la Plongée have advised that their show will be rescheduled in three months' time.
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Hélène de Tayrac-Senik, President of Salon de la Plongée and WDHOF member stated "[We are] determined to do everything possible to ensure that the Salon de la Plongée meets the expectations of both visitors and exhibitors and attentive to avoiding a risky situation, it is under these conditions that we are obliged to announce the postponement of the 23rd edition of the Show. We thank you for your trust, your positive messages, your support that helps us keep our heads out of water and continue with energy."
It is hoped that the Salon de la Plongée will be held from Friday 11th to Monday 14th March 2022, at the Parc des Expositions de la Porte de Versailles, in Paris.
Divers have responded positively on social media. Typical comments include "thank you—see you in March".